Patrick Hayes is a freelance writer with bylines for MLive, ESPN.com, the Detroit Free Press, and SB Nation. He also contributed an essay to "Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology" by Belt Publishing. Follow him on Twitter (@patrick_hayes
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. He and his two children live on Flint’s eastside.